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Request a quote

Let us know your requirements and we will be in touch with a quote.

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Create and manage bookings on our Rail Freight Portal.

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Check-in your rail freight against your bookings.

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Track your consignment online using this handy tool.

Rail freight solutions

We work closely with our customers to develop solutions to meet New Zealand’s changing transport requirements and keep abreast of international freight trends.

These collaborations enable a sustainable supply chain that links transport modes including rail, road and coastal shipping, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

With New Zealand’s freight market projected to grow by 30% by 2030, rail will play an increasing part in handling the increase and providing greater resilience to the New Zealand transport network.

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CT site locations

Our 17 container terminal sites are based throughout New Zealand, from Whangarei to Invercargill.

We support a wide network with our door to door service, or you can deliver your loaded container to us. View opening hours and address details for our CT sites.

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Container and wagon types

KiwiRail offer a range of different formats of containers and wagons to transport your freight. View specifications and images for container and wagon types.

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Useful rail freight links

Freight Handling Code

This manual contains guidelines to help with all aspects of the stowage, storage and transportation of freight.

Dangerous goods

Dangerous Goods requirements for documentation, packaging, labelling and loading.

Risk management

Download KiwiRail's notice of registration for our risk management programme.

Sustainable freight

Every tonne of freight moved onto rail from road delivers fewer carbon emissions for our customers, the country and the environment.

Moving freight on rail benefits everyone - fewer trucks on the road means cleaner air, fewer carbon emissions, less congestion and fewer accidents.

KiwiRail plays a critical role in New Zealand’s transport system and in the health of the economy, communities and the environment.

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